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Microsoft Sued for Misrepresenting Surface Storage Space

  1. #11


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    Originally Posted by pparks1 It's about 1/2 the capacity for the 32GB version...this isn't exactly menial.
    Yes, it is good the guy raised the point.

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Our society has sue syndrome. These days you can sue for abad hair-cut if you want to. And if you got the right lawyer, you could win.
    Oh yeah!
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  3. #13


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    No one is realizing that Windows RT along with Office 2013 Home and Student takes up, in actuality, roughly 10 gigs. Microsoft's Surface team manager claims that it takes up 12 or so gigs with Windows RT, OFFICE 2013 HOME AND STUDENT , and a "bunch" of apps. There is very little basis to sue if you understand that yes, the Surface RT has 32 gigs of storage for the base model, but it has Windows RT on it and OFFICE 2013 HOME AND STUDENT .

    Of which, will only take 10 gigs without apps or user data. Actually, I might have to go recheck that because when I checked it with the Surface RT, this was including user data that the display models have on them to show things off. I don't believe that it actually takes up 16 gigs when Windows RT was built for smaller storage spaces and Office 2013 for RT was as well. It's a little preposterous to sue a company because they're advertising 32 and 64 gig tablets and you don't have the full space on them. This is been the norm for a LONG time now. The only difference I see is that you have less storage and therefore each gig counts, but even still, the lawyer in this case should had opened up Computer and checked the available space, and if he was running out of space he should had been a little more intelligent and got a 32 gig flash drive (which by the way isn't a true 32 gigs either) or an external hard drive (which also won't have true gig amounts either) or even a 16, 32, or 64 gig microSD card (which again, won't be true gig size as advertised). The Surface RT has a USB port to take advantage of, as well as a microSD card. If you have a Microsoft account, you have another 7 gigs to use in the cloud.

    If I run out of space on my hard drive because I have 500 gigs of film and they don't all fit on my 465 gig hard drive, I'm not going to be a derp and sue Seagate for falsely advertising 500 gig hard drives when they're really not due to how the OS recognizes it versus how Seagate and other storage makers count byte and bit sizes. Are you actually going to sue SanDisk because a 32 gig flash drive isn't a true 32 gig size? NO!

    I call this a case of user stupidity. There is little justification considering there are like more than three different options to compensate for storage.
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  4. #14


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    10 gb for office, where did you get those numbers ?
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  5. #15


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    This guy is a moron in my book. He apparently has zero understanding and did not bother to inform himself. It would have been easy to solve his problem with a couple of micro SD cards.

    That reminds me the famous case where a guy sued a motor home company after he crashed with the motorhome. He had put the rig on cruise and went back to the bathroom. He claimed that should have been properly described (warned) in the user's manual.
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    10 gb for office, where did you get those numbers ?
    I got these numbers from an ACTUAL Surface RT tablet. I went into the local drive, selected all three folders of Program Files, Users, and Windows, and hit Properties. It came up with about 10.2 gigs.

    Even the Surface team's manager can back that up, along with having a lot of apps installed as well, being roughly 12 gigs.
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  7. #17


    Cokie,

    Your sig block says "Windows 8 is Gate....No Need to Hate". Me thinks you are missing an R in the mix.
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1 View Post
    Our society has sue syndrome. These days you can sue for abad hair-cut if you want to. And if you got the right lawyer, you could win.
    i remember a guy sueing a drill company because he was drilling and got an itch on his nose, using the drill he scratched his nose and ended up drilling through his nose. his lawyer stated that no where in the drills manual does it state "not to be used to scratch your nose" and he won
    Last edited by in2media; 18 Nov 2012 at 19:40. Reason: spelling
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  9. #19


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    I checked my Surface:

    - 43.3 GB free of 54.1
    - 9.9 for the OS?
    - 10.8 for all the goods I have on it.

    Is there anything I can sue for? I still l love Window 8, my Surface and someone thinks I am a little above normal - what a great day.
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  10. #20


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    Quote Originally Posted by dball View Post
    I checked my Surface:

    - 43.3 GB free of 54.1
    - 9.9 for the OS?
    - 10.8 for all the goods I have on it.

    Is there anything I can sue for? I still l love Window 8, my Surface and someone thinks I am a little above normal - what a great day.
    Is that an RT or an x86 ?? The plaintiff apparently bought an RT.
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